How bout dem COWBOYS?! I’m starting my week on super positive note by celebrating a big (yet ugly) Dallas Cowboys victory over the New York Giants. 1-0 is a great start to the season! While watching the game last night, I had the idea to create a workout that would help me get a body like a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader (DCC)… Personally, I know several of the DCC ladies and let me tell you what, they work their booties off! I’m talking boot camps, hours of practices, strength training, hard-core dance rehearsals – it’s no joke. So, in the spirit of football season and in acknowledgment of the awesome bodies of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders – here’s boot camp style football field workout just a for you! No equipment is needed. The entire workout should take you about 45 minutes and expect to burn 600 calories. Enjoy and GOOOOOOOO COWBOYS! Lots of luv, Brit
So… 2 of my best friends have recently gotten puppies and I’m obsessed with them. One of the puppies, Hank (chocolate lab pictured above) is especially sporty. The first time we met we worked out together. It was awesome. Hank’s mom is a Cross Fit superstar (thus the Again Faster equipment and dumbbells in the photos). However, it’s hard to regularly attend CrossFit or fitness classes if you want to spend time with your dog. Since I figured many of you may have dogs yourself, I decided to create a “dog/puppy friendly” outdoor workout. This way you and your dog can work out together and stay in shape while strengthening your bond 🙂 Even if you don’t have a dog, this is a great workout to try on a nice summer day. Enjoy! Lots of luv, Brit
I’ve been teaching spinning for 3 months now and I absolutely love it. Picking out songs and making my ride playlist is so fun – it’s always a party up in my class! I’m especially proud of the playlist I’m jammin’ to right now, so I wanted to share it with you guys. I even included some activity ideas to spice up your cardio workout. You can use this playlist and do the activities on pretty much any piece of cardio equipment – doesn’t have to be a bike.
Also, I highly encourage you to get this playlist going and workout in the morning – I’m a huge fan of AM workouts. I find that they set a positive tone for my day and keep me accountable. Anything can happen in the evening (i.e. working late, feeling tired, dinner plans, etc.) so morning workouts are more certain. Also, some studies show that morning workouts are better for weight loss. They claim that working first thing in the morning, before eating breakfast, forces us to burn more fat since there is no food in our stomachs to use as fuel. Try it yourself and see what you think – enjoy your sweat session! Lots of luv, Brit
Happy “Tone it up Tuesday” – here’s the workout I did before work this morning. Be ready to blast some calories and feel tight and toned! Try it for yourself and let me know how it goes! Lots of luv, Brit
Happy Monday! I had a great day at work and am wrapping up my day with some relaxation and watching The Bachelorette (gotta love it). Here is the workout I designed to do in the morning – just wanted to share with you guys. Try it out and let me know what you think. Lots of luv, Brit
Goin’ hard is great, but be sure to give your body some down time. On the weekends, I literally wear myself out teaching group fitness classes. So during the week days, I try to mix in an Active Recovery workout. For instance, this morning I did this “Treadmill Recovery Workout” at my hotel gym. It’s great fitness option because it keeps my cardio up, burns calories (about 250) and lets my joints recover so I can go hard next weekend.
Keep in mind, that extreme (high intensity) workouts are not intended to be performed more than 3X per week. This means no CrossFit or running sprints every single day! If we don’t give our muscles time to recover, they never rebuild. We want our muscles to rebuild because that’s how we develop more lean muscle mass. More lean muscle mass = more strength AND more calories burned while our bodies are resting – yay!
Try my “Treadmill Recovery Workout” on one of you lower intensity days and let me know how it goes. Enjoy!
Take it easy every now and then! Lots of luv, Brit
I’m back on the road for work this week which means more Hotel Gym Workouts! There are jump ropes in the fitness center of my hotel, so this morning I made up a new jump rope circuit to “skip” into shape. It was a GREAT way to fight hotel gym boredom and to include some plyometric training in my routine. I felt super athletic while doing the exercises and got a good sweat!
Here are the details…
- Calories Burned: 400-500
- Duration: 40-45 minutes
- Focus: Cardio + Lower body power and explosion from the jumping and burpees
- Brit’s Commentary: Our bodies are SO efficient! This means we constantly need to change our workout routines so that our bodies have to adjust and thus, get stronger and burn more calories. Mixing a jump rope circuit into your usual cardio routine is a great way to SHOCK your body.
Remember, if we do what we’ve always done, we’ll get what we’ve always got. #GRIT
Lots of luv, Brit
Hey guys! I hope you are enjoying some Super-duper Spring Sunshine and taking your workouts outside like I recently recommended. BUT in case your outdoor running routine starts to get stale, here’s a way to keep it spicy! I’m happy to present my 3 Mile Tone Up Circuit!
What’s great about this workout is that is nicely combines long cardio endurance segments with body weight resistance training. This means that you are burning fat + adding definition to your muscles!
The overall workout takes about 45 minutes to complete. Expect to burn 400 – 600 calories!
As usual, workouts are ALWAYS more fun and more fierce when you do them with a friend. So grab a buddy and hit the trails – you’ll feel awesome when it’s over!
Keep on truckin’! xoxo, Brit
(ABOVE – me and my workout buddy after completing my 3 mile toning circuit at Lake Norman, North Carolina)
Happy March everyone! The NCAA Men’s bball brackets are out – who you got? I love college hoops. This past weekend my lil’ bro came to visit me for his college Spring Break and we hit up the Big East final four at Madison Square Garden (a good look). Also as a former D1 basketball player, I’m inspired by March Madness because ANYTHING can happen. May the team with most #GRIT win!
In the spirit of Basketball & Bracketology, I made a basketball court workout for you to enjoy. Expect to burn a ton of calories and have a ton of fun during this anaerobic workout. Try it for yourself and let me know how it goes. Happy Monday!
Lots of luv,
After Turbo NYC last weekend, we made this 15 minute cardio video for you guys. Remember, you can always modify the high impact moves. So, step side to side instead of leaping or do deep squats instead of jumping. My only rule is that you give me 100% of your energy!
Hope you love it. Try the workout and let me know how it goes. Remember, SWEAT IS SEXY!
Lots of luv,